Brew of the ancients
Researchers say they have found the world’s oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was made while they were studying a burial site for semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers. Brewing beer was thought to go back 5,000 years, but the latest discovery may turn beer history on its head. The findings also suggest beer was not necessarily a surplus of making bread as previously thought.